The trio came into the 10-woman medal race knowing they would all be on the podium. Lu had a four-point lead over Wilson with Picon two points further back, so all that was left to be decided was the medals.
After a delayed start due to the lack of wind, the 36-year-old Picon attacked from the start and Lu struggled to keep up as she found herself slipping down the field. Despite Picon's lead, Lu knew that a top-four finish would be enough as long as Wilson didn't win, and she recovered by the midpoint of the race, eventually crossing the line third behind Picon and Wilson.
The three jumped into the water and celebrated together before jumping up on their boards again to steer them back to shore. The men's final is set to take place later on Saturday, with Dutch sailor Kiran Badsloe set to take the gold if he can start and finish the race without getting disqualified.